Harada details Tekken: Blood Vengeance movie

Tekken creator Katsuhiro Harada outlines newly announced feature-length CG Tekken movie.

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Following the announcement of Tekken: Blood Vengeance, a CG Tekken movie coming to cinemas this summer, Tekken executive producer Katsuhiro Harada shared some details on the upcoming feature. Tekken: Blood Vengeance tells a story set between Tekkens 5 and 6 that is "parallel" to the canonical Tekken fiction.

Both English and Japanese-voiced versions of the film will be available, and the game's voice actors will be used for some characters. "We tried as much as possible to use the same voice actors as in the game," said Harada-san. Though the Tekken producer couldn't yet share any details on the film's plot, he reassured putative wary Tekken fans with the close involvement of the Tekken development team.

The movie is being produced by Digital Frontier (the outfit that created Resident Evil: Degeneration, Death Note, and Appleseed) and scripted by Dai Sato, writer for Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex and Cowboy Bebop. The director is Youichi Mouri, who directed the opening cinematics for both Tekken 5 and Tekken 6.

"Fans have been begging for a full CG Tekken movie," Harada-san said, explaining that fan requests for a Tekken film began with Tekken 2 and Tekken 3, when the prospect of a feature film was impossible for technical reasons. After Tekken 6, however, which began with a four-minute CG movie, the game makers reconsidered the plausibility of creating a film with assets adapted from a Tekken game.

Work on the film began early last year, said Harada-san, and more will be revealed at E3. On the subject of Tekken X Street Fighter, Harada-san said only "We really haven't started [work on it]."

Discussion

26 comments
NordWinter
NordWinter

Yeah, that's really surprised me for the first time. Someone calls himself a Tekken fan AND like the movie. Pretty unbeliveable.

Giganticguyver4
Giganticguyver4

@NordWinter Yeah! but I know they're are some people out there who actually liked them, but Blood Vengeance looks good.

NordWinter
NordWinter

@Giganticguyver4 "I can't put into words how bad they were (TOO ME)" Yeah, you're not alone with this, and trust me the DoA movie was even worse. But the Blood Vengeance project is in good hands, so i hope this will be awesome.

Giganticguyver4
Giganticguyver4

@NickyWithATicky I haven't seen the live action DOA movie so I can't compare the two, but I've seen both the King of Fighters and Tekken movie and I can't put into words how bad they were (TOO ME) and I'm not just talking from a fanboy point of view. You'll have to actually watch them yourself and form your own opinion, you can download both dvd version for free if you just use Filestube.com or Filecrop.com and make sure the file extensions are either AVI or MKV.

NickyWithATicky
NickyWithATicky

@Giganticguyver4 I never said it would be any good. In fact, I said "I would never wish for such a thing [to happen]". Clearly I was too late. Is it better or worse than DOA?

Giganticguyver4
Giganticguyver4

@NickyWithATicky I believe you have it the wrong when you said ". I always new that Tekkan had a "story" of sorts, but not the kind of story that could be transfered into an animated film; more the kind that could be loosly taken for a uwe boll live-action " I can tell you don't know but they already tried the live action route and it sucked @$$ so this basically what they should have did from the beginning. Go to filestube.com and type Tekken 2010 in the search box and download the movie and see for yourself how horrible of a movie it was. Even the fighting was bad.

NickyWithATicky
NickyWithATicky

@GodGundamNT1 Sorry about the spelling, I did it right first time but misspelled second. I just think that a lot of people will go to see this film because they like Tekken but have only a vague idea of the back story. This is a long series and I know there are plenty people like me who have not played all of them (I think I've played about four myself) and then only played them for the fighting and character models. It just seems that a film isn't really necessary when diehard fans and more casual Tekken players alike would prefer a game. And it's hardly my fault if I can play four Tekken games and barely acknowledge a story - that's more a problem of the story being completely unremarkable or memorable. But hey, maybe the film will be better.

GodGundamNT1
GodGundamNT1

@NickyWithATicky the proper spelling is Tekken, its always had a story, the type of story a fighting game would have, if you missed it or did not read it or were just not old enough to know about it when the game first launched in the Arcades and then in PSX then its your fault. Its obvious that all of the characters have their own stories and what if endings but Tekken players have always known that Kazuya was seeking revenge on Heihachi and he was after all. spoilers the true boss of the game, that got expanded in Tekken 2, 3, and so on with the different sons, characters etc.

NickyWithATicky
NickyWithATicky

@GodGundamNT1 Tekken has never really made the story the centre of it's games. It was more just a series of fairly unrelated battles, or in the later ones, a series of fairly unrelated levels. I always new that Tekkan had a "story" of sorts, but not the kind of story that could be transfered into an animated film; more the kind that could be loosly taken for a uwe boll live-action (though of course I would never wish for such a thing).

GodGundamNT1
GodGundamNT1

@NickyWithATicky Tekken aka Rave War has always had a story since the first game.

itBit
itBit

I'm F'n PSYCHED!!

VarietyMage
VarietyMage

They have two small problems: they will have to resolve all the winners of the King of Iron Fist Tournaments all the way back to Tekken 1, and explain all the backstory. In a movie around 90 minutes long, most likely. Unless they go the "reboot" method, and say the first 5 Tekkens didn't happen. For which the creators of the movie would have to be slapped and sterilized so that a sequel to the stupid thing never happens (I'm looking at you, JJ Abrams - thanks for spitting on Gene Roddenberry's 40 years of work). Probably will be meh at best. And just say no to 3D. If it's 3D-only, I'll pass. I won't pay money to get a splitting headache.

DanielL5583
DanielL5583

As much as I like Tekken, I don't think the movie will be that good.

N-REAL
N-REAL

This is going to rock. :D

Artekus
Artekus

Will there be Yoshimitsu?!?!

exedeath
exedeath

@ smoke_dog_4ever. Movies that win an oscar are garbage 99%of the time anyway.

GodGundamNT1
GodGundamNT1

@NickyWithATicky and that is why you Epic Fail

x-ninja00
x-ninja00

this is how movies about video games should be Resident evil degeneration is much better than the live action crap

smoke_dog_4ever
smoke_dog_4ever

Never heard anything about this until today and they're saying it's releasing in the next couple of months? That's rarely a good sign of Oscar winning quality.

dagamemon
dagamemon

thank god it's not live action.

heartindarkness
heartindarkness

seen the first one it was jst a "meh" nothing special ....